Archive: 06/16/2006

How to Bake a Galaxy

Start with lots and lots of dark matter, then stir in gas. Let the mixture sit for a while, and a galaxy should rise up out of the batter. This simple recipe for baking galaxies cannot be performed at home, ...

dateJun 16, 2006 in Astronomy
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Researchers develop 'MRI' for fuel cells

As gasoline prices top $3 a gallon in major cities, the drive toward increasing energy efficiency and reducing air pollution has accelerated, and the development of fuel cells has become a major focus worldwide.

dateJun 16, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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Random twist for storytelling

UQ software engineer Chooi Guan Lim has created a computer storytelling program that gives children a random, educational experience.

dateJun 16, 2006 in Software
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World's tallest woman leaves hospital

Chinese doctors report the world's tallest woman is walking again after spending a month in the hospital to treat complications of her gigantism.

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Bacterium takes a shine to metals

Exposed metal surfaces are highly vulnerable to corrosion, but paint or other protective coatings can interfere with some uses, as well as add significant costs. Now, a comprehensive series of experiments suggests ...

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Where the brain organizes actions

Researchers have discovered that Broca's area in the brain--best known as the region that evolved to manage speech production--is a major "executive" center in the brain for organizing hierarchies of behaviors. ...

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Another grape excuse to hit the bottle

Scientists in Italy say they have discovered that the grapes used to make some of the most popular red wines contain high levels of the sleep hormone melatonin.

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Wariness of U.S. tech lag on the rise

In order to successfully compete with other nations in the 21st century, the United States must integrate the advancements of technology in to all public institutions, according to experts.

dateJun 16, 2006 in Other
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